Pearson plc is a British multinational publishing and education company headquartered in London, England.
|Type||Public limited company|
FTSE 100 Component
|Founded||1844(as S. Pearson & Son)|
|Headquarters||London, England, UK|
|Omid Kordestani (Chairman)|
Andy Bird (CEO)
|Products||Publishing (books, newspapers, magazines)|
|Revenue||£3,841 million (2022)|
|£271 million (2022)|
|£244 million (2022)|
It was originally founded as a construction business in the 1840s but switched to publishing in the 1920s. It is currently the largest education company and was once the largest book publisher in the world. In 2013 Pearson merged its Penguin Books with German conglomerate Bertelsmann. In 2015, the company announced a change to focus solely on education. Pearson plc owns one of the GCSE examining boards for the UK, Edexcel. Pearson has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. It has a secondary listing on the New York Stock Exchange in the form of American depositary receipts.